If you’re Asian you’re probably VERY familiar with black peel off masks, if you’re not, here’s a few deets. Black peel off masks are available from a slew of different brands within Asia and they are most popular for getting pores nice and clean. The secret? The mask formulas become incredibly tight and adhere to the skin like glue so when they are removed they lift off dead skin, dirt, oil, and other nasties within pores, etc….
Do they work?
Yes, in most cases they do but man they are PAINFUL!
I’ve never gotten an actual facial peel but I still remember to this very day the episode of Sex and the City when Samantha had gotten one.
Now Samantha was trying to de-age her skin a fair bit so I’m guessing she was looking to diminish fine lines, brighten her skin tone up, and perhaps fight dull, tried skin or uneven skin tone. These would be many of the reasons you’d consider a facial peel.
However, from what I’ve read, facial peels are pretty darn harsh on the skin causing all sorts of irritation and redness because essentially it’s peeling away one layer to reveal a fresher layer beneath.
But my skin isn’t an onion…I don’t have layers you can peel away at will. I like my layers thanks so much and I’m not out to remove any of them…maybe polish them up a bit, maybe exfoliate them, but literally burn them off using chemicals? No thanks!
Philosophy The Microdelivery Purifying Peel is Philosophy’s cure to a gentle at home facial peel.
Does it work?
What my world needs now is NOT another facial mask. I have way too many Asian sheet masks to get through which I use nightly so I kinda sorta do not need a mask treatment as well.
But I was tempted by the Philosophy Friends and Family Event so I ordered me some Philosophy Hope Springs Eternal Skin Treatment Mask.
Wanna hear about it?
Although at the moment I’m far from needing a hydrating mask to get this face in order, I’m still loving long time on the Shills Cherry Blossom Creamy Hydrating Masque.
Hey there, hi there.
Since Sasa is selling a slew of Shills goodies (Taiwanese beauty brand) I’ve gotten a ton of requests to review items I have in my own collection. My most recent request was from a reader who asked after the Shills Anti-Acne Cleansing Oxygen Mask and Shills Whitening Oxygen Mask.
Now I’m a big lover of Oxygen Masks of any kind so of course I had these tucked in my skincare graveyard….(that’s speaks for how well I like them eh?).
Jump ahead to hear my thoughts!